Wedding Planner

The Herrington Inn & Spa for your perfect wedding in the Chicago area!

The Herrington Inn & Spa offers the ultimate wedding venue in the Chicago suburbs and proudly provides the area’s most experienced and engaging wedding planner to help make your special event unforgettable for you and your guests.

Deanne Mitchell, our on-site wedding planner, has been orchestrating magnificent wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions at The Herrington Inn & Spa for over 13 years.

While planning your wedding ceremony and reception should be an exciting time, often times it can become extremely stressful and overwhelming for many who try to plan this big event without an experienced planner.  Deanne is here to coordinate your special event from the moment you become engaged until your guests bid you farewell.

Deanne knows how to personally customize each wedding to best represent the unique characteristics and style of the couple. She and her staff are very hands-on and truly enjoy collaborating with the entire family to assure the special event is just perfect!  Deanne will eliminate the stress and worries to unfold the wedding of your dreams.

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Call Deanne at 630-444-8414 today for a venue tour and to discuss your dream wedding! 


Below are just a few of the wonderful letters we have received, raving about Deanne, our wedding planner.

Dear Deanne & Staff,

You all are the “Dream Team” who truly made our dreams come true! Your attention to detail shone throughout—guiding our guests to the reception, beautifully and constantly serving the hors d’oeuvres, serving the dinner with such panache, preparing such a delicious and eye-appealing menu which was much enjoyed and flawlessly turning over the dining room into the most beautiful and elegant dinner party. WOW! There wasn’t one aspect that could have been improved upon. BRAVO, KUDOS, and Hats Off to each and every one of you! Our heartfelt thanks,

Kathy & Richard K.

Dear Deanne,

You are the Fairy Godmother of making wedding wishes come true! We will never be able to thank you enough for helping us organize Lauren and Chad’s special day. Everything was perfect and beyond anything we ever imagined. Your sense of calm, professionalism, and good humor was greatly appreciated. I will never forget you coming out to the courtyard with a big smile on your face to tell  me that Kit was missing! We are very grateful that you were able to be there to share our joy and show us the way to a very happy and sunny wedding day. You will always be a part of our best memories of the day!

The Fahey Family

Dear Deanne,

We are truly grateful to you! Stephanie and Brett’s wedding was absolutely PERFECT in every way and none of this would have been possible without your guiding hand. The word “no” is simply not in your vocabulary and consequently, everything is possible. You live from the inside out, Deanne, and your inner light definitely glows brightly. You are a person who serves others, it’s in your nature, and you make everything so easy through your willingness to anticipate your clients’ every need. You are amazing Deanne and we are the appreciative recipients of your over-the-top capabilities. A million thank yous for making Stephanie’s perfect wedding come true! May all the good that you put out into the world come back to you tenfold.

Most sincerely,
Stephanie & Brett K.

Dear Deanne,

I just wanted to write to you to let you know how incredibly grateful we are for everything you did to make our wedding spectacular! You were the most organized, experienced, kind, patient, and wonderful person to work with. From the minute we met you, we knew that we were going to ditch our plans to get married in the city, and get married at The Herrington.

Although The Herrington is a gorgeous venue, the reason we chose to drive so far for our wedding was because of you! The venue’s aesthetics means absolutely nothing if the event is not executed properly. We knew that if we put our wedding in your hands, that we would not have to worry about anything. Your timing on everything from start to finish was impeccable.

We also want to extend our gratitude to the staff. Everyone was pleasant, accommodating, and very professional. The level of service we received at The Herrington was comparable to what I would receive at a Ritz Carlton or Four Seasons. Our guests were also very impressed.

Please pass along to the chef our feedback that the food was wonderful! As you noticed us discussing the steaks, we were very impressed that they came out cooked to absolute perfection. The butternut squash soup with the monogrammed “E” was a big hit! All of our guests spoke so highly of the food. Thank you again for everything!

Warmest regards,
Mrs. Edgerton

Dear Mr. Paul Ruby,

We chose The Herrington Inn as the venue for our wedding this summer, June 26, 2010 and we are writing to express our overwhelming appreciation for a job done exceptionally well.

Deanne Mitchell’s service etiquette and willingness to go above and beyond guaranteed our day to be a success. From offering to help with arrangements for attire storage to actually getting down on the floor to help bustle my dress, her desire to make our day perfect was reflected in her eagerness to be at every opportunity. On a personal note, I felt it was very easy to relate to Deanne as she quickly earned our trust and respect through her genuine demeanor. Whereas, we worked mostly with Deanne, we feel it is just as important to mention Jennifer Piazza as well. Jennifer was an outstanding “go to girl. She was ALWAYS willing to help whenever and however she could and always demonstrated patience and care. For a staff that deals with numerous weddings each year, I cannot express enough how impressive it was to always have our questions and concerns met with understanding and patience.

Not only were our main points of contact exceptional, but every member of your staff proved to be as well. The kind and courteous climate exhibited by your bellmen, front desk staff, waiters/waitresses, etc. was equally as impressive. Your chef worked with us to serve a vegetarian meal of which we were proud to serve our guests and the Banquet Managers were extremely professional and receptive.

Nice work, Herrington for choosing such outstanding employees and individuals. We have already recommended your venue to friends who are recently engaged. And finally, THANK YOU for making the biggest party of our lives run flawlessly—truly a perfect day!

With warm regards,
Ken & Karyn V.